Archive | September, 2015

The Shield

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 Understand, if you are walking around on this earth, you have an enemy….his name is Satan. Flaming arrows were used in ancient times to “lower morale, frighten…and cause people […]

Fixing You

Being trapped in small places is miserable to me. I wouldn’t say that I am claustrophobic. I just prefer and choose not to be in “tight” places. In the Back 9, at age 53, experience has taught me to think before I choose or wander into places that are small or crowded. I still have […]


Do you have a “fixed mindset?” or a “growth mindset?” It is very important to know which you have. The good news? If you have a fixed mindset, with the help of the Lord, scripture and a desire to change, you can develop…a “growth mindset!” A “growth mindset” is what God desires for anyone. He […]

Pinky Toes Are Important

The least little thing can throw you off balance. For the second time in my life…I have broken the same “pinky” toe on my left foot. Ouch…ouch…ouch…and I did cry, “Wee, wee, wee all the way home” In fact, I cried, “wee wee wee” right when it happened. Never really fainted in my life…but I […]

Your Mission Statement

As I humbly but confidently follow Jesus…He shows up and shows out in my life…in magnificent ways. Often times I am in odd places, like driving or working out, when HE places things on my heart to write about. It is always a part of my mission to provide encouragement to readers of the Back […]

Cowboy–Angel or Prophet?

I will never ever forget “being bloodied” by the media and then getting on an airplane. I was sandwiched between the window of the plane and a rather large cowboy who handed me his handkerchief to wipe my tears. The cowboy with the alligator boots, cowboy hat, Levi jeans…deep voice and big smile….was God’s perfect […]

Stepping Up My Game

Last year as I was traveling and speaking, I spoke often about growing as a Christian. I talked about how you have to become comfortable…being uncomfortable…in order to grow! Yes, we all, including myself, can “drift” and become complacent. It seems to be in our “nature”. In today’s world…it is easier, in my opinion, to […]

Bad Hair Day

Bad hair days are the worst! I seem to have more than my fair share;( It is so hard for me to get the back of my hair just right…and as for the front…sometimes…I just have to say, “Oh well!” and walk out the door. It’s a great day when I get to go to […]

The Crown

Unless you have ever been on a stage…in a “lights on…cameras rolling…millions watching moment,” seeking to fulfill a dream that you have had for years…sometimes since childhood…you have NO IDEA what kind of pressure and nerves and fatigue it brings! As I watched the Miss America Pageant on Sunday night, as I always do, I […]

Own Your Faith

It is a great day to OWN YOUR faith! Others will take note:) It wasn’t until I was in my mid-forties that I realized there were more than two kinds of people. I once thought the world was filled with the “saved” and “unsaved.” Today, more than ever, I can say that there is a […]